Design Museums in the United States

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    Smithsonian American Art Museum

    The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation's first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The American Art Museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.

    Category Art Museums

  2. Museum of Design Atlanta

    Museum of Design Atlanta

    MODA's mission is to advance the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education, and programming for visitors of all ages.

    Category Design Museums

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    National Academy

    Founded in 1825 by Samuel F. B. Morse, Thomas Cole, and Asher B. Durand, the National Academy is the only institution of its kind that integrates a museum, art school, and association of artists and architects - the National Academicians.

    Category Art Museums

  4. Katonah Museum of Art

    Katonah Museum of Art

    The Katonah Museum of Art, through innovative exhibition and education programs, promotes the understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts for diverse audiences. The Museum presents exhibitions that explore ideas about art, culture and society -- past and present.

    Category Art Museums

  5. Museum of the Moving Image

    Museum of the Moving Image

    The Museum of the Moving Image is dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media and to examining their impact on culture and society. It achieves these goals by maintaining the nation's largest permanent collection of moving image artifacts and by offering exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, seminars, and other education programs.

    Category Animation Museums

  6. SCAD Museum of Art

    SCAD Museum of Art

    The SCAD Museum of Art is a contemporary art and design museum conceived and designed expressly to enrich the educational milieu of SCAD students and professors, and to attract and delight visitors from around the world. In keeping with the university's mission, a year-round program of exhibitions, installations, performances and museum programs and events will engage with SCAD's 41 majors and more than 50 minors - from fashion and fibers to painting and sound design.

    Category Art Museums

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    High Museum of Art

    With its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and award-winning architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High Museum of Art has grown from its origins in a stately home on Peachtree Street to become the leading art museum in the southeastern United States.

    Category Art Museums

  8. ICA Miami

    ICA Miami

    Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) offers year-round free and open access to the most innovative art of our time in the Miami Design District.

    Category Art Museums

  9. Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

    Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

    Founded in 1984 as the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is the only non-collecting museum in Southern California and one of a few kunsthalles in the United States. ICA LA's mission is to support art that sparks the pleasure of discovery and challenges the way we see and experience the world, ourselves, and each other.

    Category Art Museums

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    Elmhurst Art Museum

    Elmhurst Art Museum, located just 14 miles from downtown Chicago and one block from the Elmhurst Union Pacific West Metra Station, is the cultural center of DuPage County and showcases the visual arts of our time.

    Category Art Museums

  11. Bruce Museum

    Bruce Museum

    The Bruce Museum is a community based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences that encompass regional to global perspectives.

    Category Art Museums

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    Parrish Art Museum

    The Parrish Art Museum - the oldest art museum on Long Island- opened to the public in Southampton, New York, in 1898. The Museum's collection includes the work of many of the most important artists who have lived and worked in the region.

    Category Art Museums

  13. Museum of California Design

    Museum of California Design

    Founded in 1999 by Bill Stern and a group of like-minded Angelenos, the Museum of California Design is the only organization exclusively dedicated to exhibitions that document the full range of California's exceptional creativity in commercial design. In addition to its critically acclaimed exhibitions, each year the Museum singles out a California individual or company for their often underrecognized contributions to American design and presents them with their Henry Award, which was designed by Charles Hollis Jones.

    Category Design Museums

  14. Cincinnati Art Museum

    Cincinnati Art Museum

    Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.

    Category Art Museums

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    Philbrook Museum of Art

    Philbrook Museum of Art is the premier cultural institution in the city of Tulsa and a statewide leader in the cultural life of Oklahoma. It is distinguished by nationally recognized gardens, exhibitions, quality collections, and innovative educational programming.

    Category Art Museums

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    Bronx Museum of the Arts

    The flagship cultural institution of the Bronx, founded in 1971, The Bronx Museum of the Arts focuses on 20th-century and contemporary art from its home on the Grand Concourse, a distinctive contemporary landmark designed by the internationally-renowned firm Arquitectonica.

    Category Art Museums

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    Clyfford Still Museum

    Sited just west of the Denver Art Museum in the burgeoning Golden Triangle Museum District, the Clyfford Still Museum will accommodate galleries for the legendary artist's work, including some 2,400 paintings, works on paper, and several sculptures that have not been accessible since the artists death 25 years ago.

    Category Art Museums

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    Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art.

    Category Art Museums

  19. Petersen Automotive Museum

    Petersen Automotive Museum

    The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

    Category Car Design Museums

  20. Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design

    Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design

    The Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design hosts a collection of the world's best stuff. Our collection represents a lifetime of appreciation for and devotion to good design, displaying the best designed and most artistic manufactured objects.

    Category Design Museums

  21. Chicago Design Museum

    Chicago Design Museum

    The Chicago Design Museum strengthens design culture and builds community by facilitating the exchange of knowledge through dynamic experiences. It believes that design has the capacity to fundamentally improve the human condition, and fosters free, open, and honest engagement with diverse audiences through a permanent collection, rotating exhibitions, and educational programming.

    Category Design Museums

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    Denver Art Museum

    The Denver Art Museum is a private, non-profit, educational resource for Colorado. The mission of the museum is to enrich the lives of Colorado and Rocky Mountain residents through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of art works in both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and by supporting these works with exemplary educational and scholarly programs.

    Category Art Museums

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    Seattle Art Museum

    SAM provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. SAM is one museum in three locations: Seattle Art Museum downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the downtown waterfront. SAM collects, preserves and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present.

    Category Art Museums

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    Noguchi Museum

    Created by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), The Noguchi Museum opened in 1985, presenting a comprehensive collection of the artist's works in stone, metal, wood, and clay, as well as models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and Akari Light Sculptures. The Museum--chartered as The Noguchi Museum--is housed in thirteen galleries within a converted factory building and encircles a garden containing major granite and basalt sculptures.

    Category Art Museums

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    The Norton Museum of Art

    The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring 19th and 20th century European and American art, Chinese, contemporary art and photography.

    Category Art Museums

  26. HistoryMiami Museum

    HistoryMiami Museum

    HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, preserving and celebrating Miami's history through exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections and publications. Located in the heart of downtown Miami, HistoryMiami Museum is a 70,000 square foot facility and home to more than one million historic images and 30,000 three-dimensional artifacts, including a 1920's trolley car, artifacts from Pan American World Airways, and rafts that brought refugees to Miami.

    Category Art Museums